Pharao Overlord - Live in Suomi, Finland



01. Black Horse
02. Tutankharmony
03. Zero Gravity
04. Skyline
05. Mangrove

Pharaoh Overlord are:

Hans Joachim Irmler, Julius Jääskeläinen, Pekka Jääskeläinen, Jussi Lehtisalo, Tomi Leppänen, Janne Westerlund

Stretching to five long unnamed tracks, Pharaoh Overlord\'s live collaboration with Hans-Joachim Irmler of Faust is squarely in the locked-groove style of their alter-ego Circle. Their take on stoner rock is less one of Black Sabbath worship, more of extended riffs taken to extremes, overwritten by Irmler\'s droning, occasionally snarling organ work - and sometimes that sounds so reedy it\'s forgivable to assume that there\'s a deeply-placed saxophone honking away in the increasingly dense mix. There is a neat variation of mood across the session, with a couple of milder melodic sections intervening to provide soothing rest breaks. Other tracks are not for the faint of patience, with time soon pummelled into submission by single-minded drumming and the thick fug of distortion made increasingly intense, like doom metal sped up. Richard Fontenoy

Recorded 12.05.2006 at Kipsari, Helsinki Finland
Remixed by Hans Joachim Irmler
Premastered at Fauststudio